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Cleaning out my Facebook Closet

Facebook = A social networking site where you request to be friends with someone, can send messages to complete strangers and poke people.

This afternoon I went down from 321 Facebook friends to 297 friends, as a way of cleaning out my Facebook closet. Nevermind spring cleaning, this is the time for a summer send-off to all those ‘friends’ that I’ve never spoken to in my life, who just add you as a friend as a mere popularity race.

Become a socialite today!

Well guess what guys, it’s not a race to the fake friendship finish line, and I am not going to be apart of it. Do you think someone is going to give you a gold medal on reaching the four figure mark?

Wait – there’s probably an App for that.

Many of my Facebook friends (the real friends – no, honestly!) have also been cleaning out their friendship closets as a bid to starting their professional life, whilst giving their own summer send-offs to their university life. I don’t blame them, I’ve just done the same!

But what I don’t understand is why some people (myself included) have received a request from a person they disliked from their past – school for instance – and accepted the request. If I’m being honest, I really just accept their friendship invitation to spy on them. Yes. I like to play Peeping Tom on my own computer, flicking through their photos and their personal – ahem – public life. And I know you, (yes you reading this!) like to play Peeping Tom too.

It’s not a secret, it’s pretty much what social networking sites were invented for. God forbid if they were invented to actually socialize.

Truthfully, I could have deleted another 10-15 on my friends list, but I can’t deny myself a little sneak-peak at their profile once in a while… Hey, a jobless graduate’s got to have something to fill their time with right?

In all honesty, Twitter is really the way forward. Isn’t ‘following’ someone a more accurate description of what we do on social networking sites?

Don’t worry, it just became that much easier to stalk someone. You’re totally safe.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Black: It’s FUN FUN FUN Friday

“YEAH Yee-ahhh yay yay yay!”
It’s Friday and we all know what that means. National Rebecca Black Day?!
Don’t worry I’m kidding, but if you haven’t encountered this ‘rising star’ in the past few days, then boy are you missing a treat.
Here’s the link to her mind-blowing video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0

She has been trending on Twitter for near enough a week now. The viral promotion video went from a few thousand in the first day, to 6 million on the fourth, and to an enormously and unbelievable 16 million views today. Unfortunately it is not for her ‘spectacular’ voice, but rather for the atrocious yet annoyingly catchy lyrics.

So who is this Rebecca Black? We all know she likes to eat her cereal before getting in her friend’s back seat to go to school, but does she eat lunch and dinner too?!
The official website gives us all the information we need: http://arkmusicfactory.com/profile/rebeccablack

The question is how can a 13 year-old:
a) Afford a car.
b) Drive the car.
c) Or get her friend to drive the car.

Apparently in America 13 year-olds can drive a car, and they are always skipping school to go to some party, which is, of course, fun fun fun! But we all know music videos do not have to make sense any longer.

Personally, I’d like to see Rebecca Black actually sing, rather than become an auto-tuned robot. However, if the song wasn’t auto-tuned, would it get mass views on youtube?

I’d like to ask Miss Rebecca Black a few questions:
Does she have cereal every morning? What happens if she has toast, or god forbid an English Fry-Up! My apologies, I meant Fry-Day…
Is she a ‘belieber’?
Does she want to become the female version of Bieber?
Can we call her Rebecca ‘Black Friday’ – or is that taking it a step too far?

One thing is for sure, she can’t keep going to parties all day and drinking her body weight in non-alcoholic punch; the girls’ school toilets wouldn’t be a pretty sight.

Fans still go “Goo-Goo-Gaga” with Bieber Fever

Sneak-peak of my article on Bieber for Label Music… It isn’t too offensive is it? Comments from beliebers and non-beliebers welcome!

He has just kicked off his UK tour, he sports almost 7.9 million followers on his twitter account, and at this moment (and counting) has had 301,123,126 upload views on http://www.youtube.com. With ‘Biebs’ birthday only a few days ago, ‘Never Say Never’ concert film raking in the money, plus only a slight hiccup in his oh-so-innocent image with the paparazzi, it’s no wonder Justin seems to be skipping with joy with his Vanessa Hudgens look-a-like girlfriend, Selena Gomez. However, many of Biebs’ fans (or ‘beliebers’ for short) aren’t entirely happy with his new girlfriend. Gomez was allegedly slapped by a ‘belieber’ on a date for Justin’s 17th Birthday, and had been photographed hiding her face in the car afterwards, but in reality she was just trying to cover up a cold-sore – who wouldn’t?!

Child stars are notorious for taking a ride on the crazy coaster; Britney Spears, Macaulay Culkin and Lindsay Lohan are but a few who have crashed and burned on their way to the clinic. Evidently, Justin Beiber’s cutie-pie-image will soon be leaking out of his tippy cup, and into our own portfolio of ‘Celebrity Rehab’.

After his run in with the press and an abrupt middle finger gesture, Bieber tweeted saying that ‘it’s not always easy but I know better than to react in anger.’
But that wasn’t the case on the CSI set, was it Justin? Always the prankster, ‘Mr Bieber Diva’ locked a crewmember in the closet, whilst allegedly shouting at his mother for some absurd and self-absorbed reason – probably his hair.

Though it’s not just his fans that have something to say about him, the ‘non-beliebers’ laughed themselves silly when Justin was shot and killed in a CSI episode. His remains (it’s okay belieber’s, it’s just a healthy dose of sarcasm) – that is to say a lock of his hair – has been sold on Ebay for a whopping 25K to help an animal charity. I wonder if that came with a frame?

Justin Bieber has dominated pop culture, but what’s next on his horizons? Will he take a leaf out of Brit’s book and shave all his hair off next time? Or will he find satisfaction partying it hard in the toilets with the white stuff like Macaulay and Li-Lo? One thing’s for sure, he’s not an eenie-meenie-myny-mo baby anymore.

 

 

NB. Pictures Above: 1. Bieber becomes yo-ho Pirate in bid to takeover the world. 2. Bieber is hardcore.
(I did not defile these pictures myself, but they are the handy work of some housemates of mine…)

X Factor – The Sticky Fix

So, having not blogged in a long time, I find myself coming on to blog about none other than the X Factor.
I hope you all know it’s a fix by now. I’ve been watching it for too many years to think otherwise.

Sticky Problem Number One: Tonight’s Eviction

Aidan VS Katie

Okay, so pushing all thoughts of Wagner aside, why on earth was Aidan in the bottom two?
His intensity and presence on stage is just mind-blowing, while Katie just sits with her legs crossed crying trying to sing, ‘JUST PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP ON ME..’ (cue dramatic shot of her eyes and the tears falling from her tiny frame).

Time to Face the Facts:
Katie has been in the bottom two for four weeks. FOUR WEEKS.
Let’s be fair, this should be an automatic elimination for the contestant.

It is the first time Aidan has been in the bottom two, and also the last time.

Katie always sings better in the sing off.
I think she has perfected it now.

Simon and Cheryl are best friends.
Is Cheryl giving Simon the ‘I’m going to throw a massive temper tantrum if you don’t stick with me’ look?

This is blatantly a fix, especially with the Twitter leak tonight confirming that Aidan was in the bottom three. (Apparently by a guy named @markmeets).
X Factor bosses tried to cover that up quickly saying it was ‘uncorraborated’.

I think it’s safe to say that Katie is disliked by the public. With many groups now appearing on Facebook and so many Twitter feeds commenting on Katie’s persona, it’s highly unlikely that anybody will feel sympathetic towards her now.
Sticky Problem Number Two: Katie’s Panic Attacks
It was reported in the press a week and a half ago that Katie Waissel had been suffering from many alleged panic attacks. This included her holding up fellow contestants recording a charity single for SIX hours.
Now, I don’t know if this is entirely true, but I can understand why this has been reported.
For one thing, it’s a charity single. If you had a panic attack over bad press, it would for the very least not go on for six hours, but nevertheless I would definitely get back up, pull myself together and perform the single for the greater good.
No wonder Katie Waissel rubs people up the wrong way.

Sticky Problem Number Three: Cop-out Cheryl
Last week Cheryl ‘bottled out’ of sending one of her acts home. The choice was between Treyc and Katie, both receiving the lowest votes. Cheryl refused to vote for one act to send home saying that she would rather it go to deadlock.
Fairplay, she acts the princess and she gets her royalties with it.
But after two against one, Treyc was sent home – the producers obviously trying to overrule Cheryl and booting Treyc out of the competition.
But was it the producers?
Katie is generating so much revenue for the X Factor at this moment, what with all the press coverage she’s receiving she could buy a house!
So Cheryl, has this all been planned?
Let’s make this a fix. Wagner stays in week after week, (numerous amounts of my friends are asking who the hell is voting for him?) And Katie, although can sing perfectly well, is generating public hatred with her attitude and attention-seeking panic attacks.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Katie has an amazing voice – but she needs to sort out her attitude pronto.
What’s that saying, ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer’?
Clearly, at the moment, her enemies outweigh her friends.